Song Writing Basics
Have you been fiddling on your guitar with a new chord progression?... doodling lyrics on scraps of paper? or creating new melodies on the piano? This workshop is for you! James Kenniv, composer of the beautiful music of Horizons of Gold as well as hundreds of other vocal and piano works, brings this creative writer’s circle where YOUR ideas take center stage! Learn how to write effective chord progressions, develop a melody, pair it with lyrics, and complete it with great harmonies. Class members will collaborate to create simple group compositions such as jingles, folk songs, and new arrangements of old favorites.
This will be an open-ended workshop based on the individual abilities of participants. Basic music reading skills and intermediate skills on an instrument are encouraged. Bring your guitar!
Aug. 6-10, 2018 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm
7th grade through adults